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NIT Bracket 2013: Full Tuesday schedule, highlighted by Kentucky and Maryland

Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia and Alabama are all in action on the first night of the National Invitational Tournament.

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The 2013 NIT Tournament tips off tonight, and there are nine games televised nationally starting at 7 PM Eastern. This season, there are several high profile teams in the National Invitational Tournament, including last season's defending champion, the Kentucky Wildcats.

Due to a scheduling conflict with the NCAA Tournament, UK will play against No. 8 seed Robert Morris on the road in Pittsburgh. Expect a very interesting atmosphere on ESPN tonight at 7:30 PM.

Here is the full schedule for Tuesday night's games, all broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. All times below are Eastern.

No. 2 Maryland (22-12) vs. No. 7 Niagara (19-13), 7 PM, ESPN2

No. 4 St. Joseph's vs. No. 5 St. John's (16-15), 7 PM, ESPNU

No. 4 Florida State (18-15) vs. No. 5 Louisiana Tech (26-6), 7:15 PM, ESPN3

No. 1 Kentucky (21-11) at No. 8 Robert Morris (23-10), 7:30 PM, ESPN

No. 1 Virginia (21-11) vs. No. 8 Norfolk State (21-11), 9 PM, ESPNU

No. 1 Alabama (21-12) vs. No. 8 Northeastern (20-12), 9 PM, ESPN2

No. 3 Denver (21-9) vs. No. 6 Ohio (24-9), 9:15 PM, ESPN3

No. 3 BYU (21-11) vs. No. 6 Washington (18-15), 9:30 PM, ESPN

No. 4 Stanford (18-14) vs. No. 5 Stephen F. Austin (27-4), 11 PM, ESPN2

ASU fans, don't fret: Arizona State tips off on Wednesday night at 10 PM Eastern (7 PM AZ time) against Detroit in Tempe. The first three rounds will run through March 27 at campus sites, with the NIT semifinals and finals being held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The semifinals will be on April 2nd with the championship on April 4th.

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